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Millennium Impact

MICHIGAN AVENUE MAGAZINE

It’s an unseasonably warm spring day at Millennium Park. At the Crown Fountain, a group of boisterous teenage boys pick up one of their own by all four limbs and carry him into the shallow water. Backlit by one of the fountain’s massive glowing towers, the boy surfs on his backside, letting out a gleeful cry, as the group races to the opposite side. Nearby, couples lounge in the grass at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, while families and individuals cluster on a wooden boardwalk, some with their bare feet in a creek in the Lurie Garden. Even as a storm approaches, a security guard has a hard time convincing people to leave as they take selfies in front of the Bean…  Cover story about the 10th Anniversary of Millennium Park which included exclusive interviews with Frank Gehry, Anish Kapor and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

It’s an unseasonably warm spring day at Millennium Park. At the Crown Fountain, a group of boisterous teenage boys pick up one of their own by all four limbs and carry him into the shallow water. Backlit by one of the fountain’s massive glowing towers, the boy surfs on his backside, letting out a gleeful cry, as the group races to the opposite side. Nearby, couples lounge in the grass at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, while families and individuals cluster on a wooden boardwalk, some with their bare feet in a creek in the Lurie Garden. Even as a storm approaches, a security guard has a hard time convincing people to leave as they take selfies in front of the Bean…

Cover story about the 10th Anniversary of Millennium Park which included exclusive interviews with Frank Gehry, Anish Kapor and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.


Walking on Art

Michigan Avenue Magazine

Lounging in his West Loop office, Raaja Nemani is the picture of casual cool: a backward baseball cap, V-neck T-shirt, and half-buttoned plaid shirt. He’s a former investment banker and private equity investor who once worked in Abu Dhabi, but he doesn’t look the part. Laughs Nemani, “When people see me, they don’t believe I have a business background.”

Lounging in his West Loop office, Raaja Nemani is the picture of casual cool: a backward baseball cap, V-neck T-shirt, and half-buttoned plaid shirt. He’s a former investment banker and private equity investor who once worked in Abu Dhabi, but he doesn’t look the part. Laughs Nemani, “When people see me, they don’t believe I have a business background.”

Martha Thorne, executive director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize vividly remembers the phone call  she made to Alejandro Aravena telling him the eight-person jury had selected him as the 2016 prizewinner. “He literally could not speak,” Thorne said. “The first thing he said to me was ‘Martha, don’t joke about these things.’ I said ‘But I’m not.’”

Martha Thorne, executive director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize vividly remembers the phone call

she made to Alejandro Aravena telling him the eight-person jury had selected him as the 2016 prizewinner. “He literally could not speak,” Thorne said. “The first thing he said to me was ‘Martha, don’t joke about these things.’ I said ‘But I’m not.’”


The Making of Chicago's Moholy-Nagy

CHICAGO ARCHITECT MAGAZINE


The Commemorator

ST. LOUIS MAGAZINE